Metro Atlanta’s largest tree lighting, The Lighting of Avalon, returns to Avalon in Alpharetta.
The all-day event takes place on Sunday, November 24th from 1 to 8 p.m.
The event includes the the opening of Avalon’s Rockefeller Center-inspired ice skating rink; the lighting of the 40-foot tree; and the welcoming of Santa to his high-tech cottage in Palmer Plaza.
Lighting of Avalon — schedule of events
This is the schedule for Sunday, Nov. 24th
1PM to 4PM: Activity Row
Take the family for a stroll along Avalon Boulevard for face painting, balloon art, photo booth fun, and more!
1PM to 10PM: Skating Performance
Avalon on Ice kicks off with a magical ice skating performance at 1PM– and then the rink officially opens to the public at 2PM.
1PM to 5PM: DJ & Holiday Performances
Starting at 1PM, enjoy a live DJ spinning holiday hits as well as seasonal performances from local entertainment throughout the day.
5PM to 6PM: Family Fun with North Point Community Church
The North Point Community Church takes the main stage at 5PM to get you in the holiday spirit!
6:30 to 8PM: Bogey and the Viceroy
Back again for the fifth year, Bogey and the Viceroy rounds out the evening with a spectacular holiday performance you won’t want to miss!
7PM: Tree Lighting
Help Santa countdown to the lighting of a magnificent 40-foot tree to kick off the holidays.
More holiday events at Avalon
This year, Avalon’s holiday events lineup also includes Pet Night with Santa, Story Time with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Menorah Lighting, and Noon Year’s Eve (for kids).
Details about Avalon’s festive events are outlined below.
- Avalon on Ice: With sparkling lights strung above, Avalon’s ice skating rink is open to the public from Nov. 24 through Jan. 26, 2020. General admission tickets are $18 per adult and $14 per child under nine, including skates. Get more information.
- Santa at Avalon: Beginning Nov. 25, Saint Nick will set up shop in his North Pole-inspired cottage (located in Palmer Plaza) to take photos with families. While there are no more reservations available, you can participate on a walk-up basis and wait in line.You can also enjoy other special experiences with Santa this season, like Pet Nights (have your pet’s photo taken with Santa), Breakfast with Santa, and Story Time with Santa. Details and pricing for each event can be found here: experienceavalon.com.
- Menorah Lighting: In celebration of the first day of Chanukah, Avalon will partner with Chabad of North Fulton to host the third annual Menorah Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 22nd from 5 to 6 p.m.
- Noon Year’s Eve: Perfect for little ones with early bedtimes! Kids can ring in 2020 with a mid-day New Year’s Eve celebration that features face painting, crafts, complimentary treats, and a cascading balloon drop at noon. Tickets go on sale Dec. 2 and can be purchased at experienceavalon.com.